If your hearing loss is attributed to an accident, medical treatment, or is a result of workplace noise exposure, you may be eligible for fully funded hearing aids through the ACC claims process.
Triton Hearing is an approved healthcare provider. That means a wide range of our hearing aids are available to you at no cost if you are eligible for assistance through ACC.
At first glance, the process of making a hearing aid claim with ACC funding may seem daunting. Don’t worry. We’re here to help you every step of the way. We’ll help you access a range of solutions so that your individual needs are met.
ACC funding is available for hearing solutions where 6% or more of your hearing loss is due to injury related causes, including:
ACC offers different levels of funding for hearing aids depending on the cause and extent of your hearing loss. The amount of funding provided by ACC will depend on how much of your hearing loss is due to injury. Triton Hearing can provide FULLY FUNDED hearing aids with all levels of ACC funding.
If your claim is accepted, ACC provides financial support towards the purchase of hearing aids and audiologist appointments. Triton Hearing offers a wide range of hearing aids that are fully funded, and your hearing tests are free. ACC provides funding support no more than once every six years.
Hearing aids are a significant investment. But in many cases, there may be financial assistance available. If your hearing loss is the result of workplace noise exposure or an accident, you may be eligible for fully funded hearing aids from ACC. Funding is dependent on a number of factors including your health, any genetic conditions and your age. ACC will look at whether your hearing loss was a result of an injury, an accident of a combination of both.
Generally, ACC will provide funding support for injury-related hearing loss. If your hearing loss is health-related, you may be eligible for funding or subsidy assistance from the Ministry of Health. For more information on financial assistance for hearing aids, see Funding For Hearing Aids.
Not sure if you’re eligible for ACC funding for hearing aids? Talk to a Triton Hearing Expert today.
Every day, we help customers navigate the ACC claims process. Whether it’s filling out forms, making appointments or just advising you on what will happen next, we’re happy to help.
We’ll guide you through each step of the ACC hearing aid funding process.
Making a claim with ACC for hearing loss
Subsidies are available for children under the age of 18 through the ACC claims process. ACC contribution can include assistance towards the cost of hearing aids (up to three times every 6 years), fitting fees, hearing assessments, and repairs and maintenance as required. Talk to your Triton Hearing Audiologist for further information on funding for children’s hearing aids.
If your ACC claim for hearing aids is not successful, there are other options. Our hearing experts can talk you through all funding assistance options that may be available to you.
Most New Zealanders are eligible for a Ministry of Health subsidy of up to $1,022 every six years ($511 per ear). In selected circumstances full funding is available for hearing aids through Ministry of Health. Ministry of Health subsidies are not available if you are receiving ACC funding.
If your hearing loss is related to active service in the New Zealand Defence Force, you may qualify for help from Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand. This is only available if you are not eligible for Ministry of Health or ACC support.
Your hearing loss solution may be covered by your private health insurance policy. Triton Hearing is experienced in working with all major insurance companies.
To find out if you are eligible for any of these hearing aid funding options, contact Triton Hearing today on 0800 45 45 44.
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